Saturday, October 11, 2014

Moving with the trend...blogging!

I've moved from my website to a blogging page!  This will be a quicker way to share all the fun I'm having at school with the students!  Thanks for following along!

Archives 2012

My name is Joy and as some of you may already know, I am joining the Becthold family and will be joyfully working with students at Washington Elementary School in the fall.  I am a Professional Therapy Dog and have my very own license(I can't drive though)!  I am a Bernese Mountain Dog and am 2 1/2 years old. I am big and fuzzy like a bear, but much sweeter!  I'm training the Becthold family this week so they know all of the rules, then we will be heading back to Iowa.  I was born and raised right here in Kansas, but Cooper said I will love Iowa!  Go Hawkeyes!  I love birds! Thank to all of you who supported my adoption!  I promise to do a good job!
June 2012

Archive 2012

June 21st-Day 4 training
posted Jun 21, 2012, 4:54 PM by Gina Becthold

Today was TEST day!  First we went to a facility to watch some gentlemen get their awards for helping train the dogs in class.  Then we set off to complete a test in a restaurant to demonstrate our knowledge of the policies and rules in these settings.  Finally we drove to a large mall and finished the Public Access Test.  We had to do all sorts of things like down/stay, come, down/stay (Gina walked out of side and Joy had to sit under a table and wait for her return), and "pass" the distraction portion too.  It is hard to ignore someone putting pizza crust 1 inch from your nose as well as strangers petting you, stepping over you, and rolling tennis balls past.  My Lab friends had a hard time with the tennis ball!  I did a wonderful job, if I do say so myself!  Hopefully I will pass my certification tomorrow and will be on the road to my new home in Iowa!